Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Archival video of Mount Rushmore National Monument

Among the iconic sights of South Dakota’s Black Hills region is Mount Rushmore National Monument.

The gigantic carving of the heads of four presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln – took fourteen years and 400 workers to complete. Nearly 3 million people annually visit the monument.

Here’s a brief archival video showing Mount Rushmore:

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To get close up and personal with the monument, take the 0.5-mile looping Presidential Trail.

Learn about trail guidebooks available in the Hittin’ the Trail series.